re·​laxed | \ ri-ˈlakst How to pronounce relaxed (audio) \

Definition of relaxed

1 : freed from or lacking in precision or stringency
2 : set or being at rest or at ease
3 : easy of manner : informal
4 : somewhat loose-fitting and usually casual in style relaxed jeans

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Other Words from relaxed

relaxedly \ ri-​ˈlak-​səd-​lē How to pronounce relaxedly (audio) , ri-​ˈlakst-​lē \ adverb
relaxedness \ ri-​ˈlak-​səd-​nəs How to pronounce relaxedness (audio) , ri-​ˈlaks(t)-​nəs \ noun

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Examples of relaxed in a Sentence

Nothing makes me feel more relaxed than a nice hot bath. I used to get really nervous performing, but I'm pretty relaxed about it now. He's a very relaxed guy. The restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere. The seminar was very relaxed—we met at the professor's house instead of the lecture hall. We have a relaxed dress code at the office. a relaxed set of rules
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Recent Examples on the Web The big takeaway: Prior to COVID-19, the top priority for respondents was feeling relaxed on vacation, with feeling entertained coming a close second. Rachel King, Fortune, "Prepare for departure: What you should know about summer travel in 2020," 3 July 2020 Fauci attributed the rise in cases in Texas to Memorial Day celebrations, which did not show an immediate jump in cases, causing Texans to become too relaxed in their behavior. Jack Turman, Musadiq Bidar, CBS News, "Birx tells governors she wants to try new large-scale COVID testing techniques," 30 June 2020 President Trump and senior officials have promised a swift rebound as public health restrictions are relaxed, but a spike in coronavirus cases and persistently high unemployment claims threaten the lives of tens of millions of Americans. Washington Post, "Exodus from Trump’s economic team continues despite fresh fears about new closures and coronavirus crisis," 29 June 2020 Vague government messages, plus the controversy over whether government adviser Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules, have seen some in the UK err on the side of caution while others take a much more relaxed approach. Emma Reynolds, CNN, "Confusion reigns as countries loosen coronavirus lockdowns and cases rise," 13 June 2020 In daily use the ride quality is superb, with just enough squish to feel relaxed on the interstates without floating like a '75 DeVille. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Is the Best Yet," 11 June 2020 Here are some of the latest updates for how Richardson is continuing to reopen services as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson reopening city pools, other services as state eases COVID-19 restrictions," 11 June 2020 But on this quiet stretch of the Bay Trail, people of all races and classes seemed relaxed in one another’s presence. John King,, "New bayside trail in East Bay offers easy access — and refuge in troubled times," 8 June 2020 Metro Detroiters can return to restaurants, the neighborhood pool and the Detroit Zoo on Monday under relaxed state guidelines that allow some of the most popular destinations to reopen. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Today marks major reopenings in Michigan. Here's where you can go now," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of relaxed

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of relaxed was circa 1623

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9 Jul 2020

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“Relaxed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of relaxed

: calm and free from stress, worry, or anxiety : not worried or tense
: informal and comfortable
: not strict or carefully controlled

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